2017-2018 Catalog

Program Admission


The universities determine the courses and prerequisites that must be taken in order to receive a baccalaureate degree for a chosen program. Although all credit earned toward an A.A. degree will transfer to a university, not all credit may satisfy the program prerequisites or the course requirements for a baccalaureate degree. Therefore, it is important to know the program requirements and to take as many of these courses as possible at the state college while completing the A.A. degree.

Limited Access

A limited-access program is one in which both program admission and course registration are restricted to a certain number of students meeting predetermined criteria. Limited-access status is justified when student demand exceeds available resources or accreditation requirements (i.e., student/faculty ratios, instructional facilities and equipment, clinical sites) or the nature of the program calls for specific admission requirements. 

Limited-access programs have admissions processes and criteria beyond general college admissions. While any student meeting the minimum criteria is encouraged to apply, not all applicants may be accepted for the desired term.

CF Health Science and Law Enforcement programs are limited-access programs with special entrance requirements that vary by program. Please see the college catalog, academic program page of the website, printed program cards or information packet of each program for complete information. Limited-access program criteria may include:

  • Application specific to the program
  • Specialized testing 
  • Prerequisite courses
  • Criminal background check
  • Physical examination
  • CPR certification
  • Minimum age
  • U.S. Citizenship
  • No criminal history

Please note that admissions requirements may change occasionally. Consult with your advisor for the most current information. 

College of Central Florida offers the following limited-access programs.


  • RN to BSN


  • Nursing
  • Dental Assisting
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Radiography
  • Nursing—Licensed Practical Nurse to Associate Degree Nurse Bridge


  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic


  • Dental Assisting


  • Correctional Officer
  • Law Enforcement Officer
  • Surgical Technology


Neither Associate in Arts graduates nor native university students are guaranteed admission to limited-access programs. However, the articulation agreement does provide certain guarantees, including that:

  1. The state college student will have the same opportunity to enroll in a university limited access program as the native university student.
  2. Selection and enrollment criteria for a university limited access program must be established and published in catalogs, counseling manuals, and other appropriate publications. Changes in program enrollment criteria must be given with sufficient advance notice for prospective students to adjust their programs to meet the new criteria.

Should any of these guarantees be denied, the student has the right to file an appeal. Each state university and state college has established appeal procedures. These procedures must be published in the university catalog. As a general rule, if a student is denied admission to a university or a program at the university and wants to appeal, the appeal must be initiated at the university admissions office.